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Joseph Kahn Taylor Swift

Counters ‘colonial fantasy’ criticism

2 Sep, 2015

In response to critics who have complained that Swift’s  Wildest Dreams video is a”colonial fantasy” Kahn says there were black Africans in the video in background shots but that it would have been “historically inaccurate to load the crew with more black actors as the video would have been accused of rewriting history.” He also notes that the video’s producer and editor are both African-American.

There is no political agenda in the video. Our only goal was to tell a tragic love story in classic Hollywood iconography.